Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lizard Shrine

Finally finished my Lizard Shrine today, inspired by the Michael DeMeng class "Cave of Pages" that I took at ArtFest this year, including Michaels custom paint color concoction of Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold and Quinacridone Crimson, aptly named "Serial Killer Red", although I keep wanting to call it "Dexter Red". Used the DAP Tub and Tile caulk to make the texture on a couple of the layers and painted the red with some black sponging on some gothic text for the top layer. Fibers, metal washer, charms, beads and metal corners finished it off. The lizard is just one of those plastic toy lizards you get in the kids section of any craft store. I like him and will find some spot in the studio to hang him on the wall.

Mr. Lizard has a stylish collar made from a jump ring, feather charms and some beads,

We finally get hot, hot, hot summer weather after the worst spring in memory, now its in the high 80's and 90's, everybody is melting, although we are definately not as bad off as the poor folks in the east coast, yowzers! The garden is happy though, there are now baby green tomatoes on the vine and beans are over their snit and growing fast. Here are some garden pics, including some macro. Just so you don't think I'm making it all up here is a shot of the thermometer taken about 6:00pm tonite.

I didn't even have to plant these yellow beauties, they came from seeds dropped last year, free flowers, can't beat that!